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Man reported missing at Canyon Lake

Aamir Ali's brother says they are asking for volunteers at the search site, especially volunteers with search dogs or drones.

COMAL COUNTY, Texas — A person went missing in Comal County, and authorities are now searching for him.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Game Wardens are currently helping the Comal County Sheriff's Office in Canyon Lake in the search for Aamir Ali.

The search began on Saturday at the lake for Ali. Ali is currently a contract worker, according to his brother Qasim. He is a former student at the University of Houston.

Family said Ali was at Canyon Lake camping with friends, and told them he was going for a walk. But, he never returned.  So, far his cousin Taha Ali said, Aamir’s clothes and phone have been located. He said they were found, by his friends, after Aamir didn’t show back up to the tent.

“Two hours later they came in and started looking around,” Ali said. “And eventually they found clothes near the shore.” They found his shoes, socks, wallet, phone.”

They family believes he may have gone for a swim. Since Saturday, crews have been looking for the young business owner.

“We hope that he is at least alive, and we can find him,” the cousin said. “We have almost searched the whole perimeter of the lake.” And we didn’t find anything.”

The group, ‘Search And Rescue San Antonio is also helping the family. Late Monday, someone else brought in an underwater drone to help.  As of now, the cousin said nothing points to foul play.

“So, now the focus is inside the water that we might find a body or so,” the family member said. “Right now, we are all running on hope.”

He said Aamir’s parents are broken and are hoping for the best. He said his cousin was a good swimmer. As for the search, crews plan to start again on Tuesday. Ali said the game wardens are using sonar technology to find a good spot, before they send in divers.

If you have seen Aamir or have any information about his disappearance, contact the Comal County Sheriff's Office at (830) 620-3400. 

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